Valorization of therapeutic factors in the upper basin of Moldavian Bistrita River
Keywords:natural and anthropogenic therapeutic factors, pits, mud therapy, medical practices and procedures, social and political factors, individual factors of therapeutic treatment
The article refers to the identification and quantification of the different ways of using the natural and anthropogenic factors of therapeutic treatment in the upper basin of the Moldavian Bistrita river (therapeutic climatic factors, minerals, hydrominerals, pedological, pits, aerosols, chrenotherapy, health infrastructure, health services, the social, political, economic and cultural context) in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic and infectious medical affections. The medical use of balneary and climatic resources is increasing in all European countries, which is mainly determined by the body`s needs (especially in urban areas), associated with the increase of wear character disease (cardiovascular, metabolic, rheumatic, degenerative, respiratory disease etc.) or the so called “material comfort” disease, often also requiring natural remedies of prevention, control and treatment.